Did you fall on someone else’s property and suffer an injury? If your slip-and-fall accident was the result of someone else’s negligence and not your own clumsiness, you may have a slip-and-fall claim under Georgia law.
If you fell on a slippery floor, make sure you don’t dismiss your claim because you feel embarrassed that you fell. As humans, we often blame ourselves for falling because of embarrassment; however, when there is a hazardous condition on someone’s property that caused you injuries, you need to make a claim for compensation both for justice as well as to ensure that no one else gets hurt from the dangerous condition.
It’s unfortunate that one step can change your life for several months or even your entire life, depending on the injuries involved. When people fall due to wet, slippery floors or a liquid spillage, they can suffer multiple, serious injuries, including:
- Ankle and leg fractures
- Knee injuries including ACL and MCL
- Collarbone fracture
- Back and neck injuries
- Head trauma
- Hip dislocation
- Elbow injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
Because slip-and-fall accidents in Atlanta can be quite serious and produce many serious injuries at one time, a victim may need surgery, physical therapy, and ongoing medical care. In addition to these needs, victims may also need to take time off of work to rest and heal. Because medical bills and time off of work can add up quickly, victims of slip-and-fall accidents need to bring a claim against the property owner or party responsible for their fall injury. Victims can collect for:
- Medical bills including emergency room visits, hospital stays, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and medication
- Lost income due to time off of work from being injured
- Other losses including the inability to cook, clean, drive, or take care of yourself and your family
- Instances of pain and suffering
When you are injured in a Fulton County slip-and-fall accident, you need to make sure you are compensated accordingly for your injuries. Call Shane Smith Law to find out what your case may be worth and to learn more about your rights. You can reach an experienced Atlanta premises liability lawyer at 770-HURT-999 for a complimentary, confidential consultation today.